Enchanted Palace, London
This spring, London’s Kensington Palace is to undergo a 20-month-long, £12 million transformation at the hands of charity, Historic Royal Palaces.
As part of the overhaul, a collaborative project between theatre company Wildworks and HRP will be unveiled in the state rooms of the palace this month.
The rooms - which have played host to some of history’s most renowned royals including a young Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana - will be transformed into an interactive fashion exhibition by Wildworks and designers including Vivienne Westwood, Boudicca, milliner Stephen Jones and set designer Echo Morgan.
Each room of the palace will take on its own character at the hands of each designer and the multi-sensory exhibition will combine installation, film, sound and performance.
Westwood is to display a dress designed with a ’rebellious princess’ in mind, Stephen Jones will show a series of hats inspired by the busts of philosophers and scientists, while William Tempest is to unveil a multifaceted origami dress, inspired by Queen Victoria.
Displayed alongside historic items from the residence, ‘Enchanted Palace’ will remain in-situ until January 2012.